I prefer to hear a male voice’: Women commentators find harsh judgment at World Cup
Washington Post ^ | June 26, 2018 | Isaac Stanley-Becker
Posted on 6/26/2018, 8:28:44 AM by C19fan
The play began slowly, with a neat corner kick to one of Portugal’s midfielders — four minutes into last week’s World Cup match against Morocco. The drama built with a lob to the six-yard box, tantalizingly close to the goal. And it reached a crescendo with a a diving header by Cristiano Ronaldo that sent the ball to the back of Morocco’s net. One to 0.
Who gets to narrate such moments of high athletic drama became a subject of controversy this week when Vicki Sparks, a British sports journalist who made history by becoming the first woman to commentate on a live World Cup match for British television, faced criticism for her “high-pitched tone.”
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